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Away from Her

Sarah Polley's feature directorial debut, AWAY FROM HER, starring Chlotrudis Award nominees Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent were frequently in Chlotrudis members' Top 10s this year.

Last updated: March 8, 2008
Copyright 2006 Michael R. Colford.
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Top 10's of 2007

Chlotrudis Awards members were invited to share their Top 10 movie lists of 2007 on the website. See what various members chose as their top films of the year. See how many of their favorites made the final ballot. See if your tastes coincide with any particular Chlotrudis member. If you're a member, send in your Top 10 of the year and we'll include it here.

Peg Aloi's Top 10 Movies of 2007 (not necessarily in order)

The Wind That Shakes the Barley
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

 

  1. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  2. Perfume: the Story of a Murderer
  3. Atonement
  4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly aka Le Scaphandre et le Papillon
  5. Lady Chatterley aka Lady Chatterley et l'Homme des Bois se aka La Môme
  6. I'm Not There
  7. Glastonbury
  8. Factory Girl
  9. Hot Fuzz

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Case of the Grinning Cat aka Chats Perchés
  • After the Wedding aka Efter Bröllope
  • 28 Weeks Later

 

Philip Bahr's Top 10 Movies of 2007
  1. The Lives of Others
  2. Away from Her
  3. The Bubble
  4. Stephanie Daley
  5. Paris Je T'aime
  6. The Year of the Dog
  7. This is England
  8. Broken English
  9. Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
  10. Red Without Blue

Ha-Buah
The Bubble

 

Tony Brighton's Top 10 Movies of 2007

12:08 East of Bucharest
12:08 East of Bucharest

 

  1. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  2. Unconscious
  3. 12:08 East of Bucharest
  4. Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
  5. Fido
  6. Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple
  7. Protagonist
  8. God Grew Tired of Us
  9. Maxed Out
  10. Live-in Maid

 

 

Kim Brown's Top Movies of 2007 (alphabetical order)

3:10 to Yuma
Air Guitar Nation
Fierce People
Hairspray
Hot Fuzz
I Am Legend
The King of Kong: A Fistful or Quarters
Once
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Wristcutters: A Love Story

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Wristcutters: A Love Story

 

Tom Bowser's Top Movies of 2007

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A
12:08 East of Bucharest

 

  1. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A
  2. Syndromes and a Century
  3. Atonement
  4. I'm Not There
  5. The Babysitters
  6. My Winnipeg
  7. No Country for Old Men
  8. Nothing is Private
  9. The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
  10. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
  11. Paprika
  12. Gabrielle
  13. Hate (La Haine)
  14. Plauges and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

 

 

Michael Colford's Top Movies of 2007

Protagonist
Protagonist


The Tracey Fragments

Top Films w/ Theatrical Distribution
  1. Protagonist
  2. Linda Linda Linda
  3. Away from Her
  4. Lars & the Real Girl
  5. Juno
  6. The Wayward Cloud
  7. Waitress
  8. I'm Not There
  9. There Will Be Blood
  10. Margot at the Wedding
  11. The Secret Life of Words
  12. The Bubble
  13. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
  14. Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
  15. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Best Festival Films (not yet released theatrically in the U.S.)

  1. The Tracey Fragments
  2. Jellyfish
  3. Monkey Warfare
  4. My Winnipeg
  5. The Visitor
  6. A Gentle Breeze in the Village
  7. Breakfast with Scot
  8. Brick Lane
  9. Help Me, Eros
  10. Ploy

 

Scot Colford's Top 10 Movies of 2007
  1. Protagonist
  2. Lars & the Real Girl
  3. Juno
  4. There Will Be Blood
  5. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
  6. Margot at the Wedding
  7. Brand Upon the Brain
  8. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  9. Linda Linda Linda
  10. Once

Lars & the Real Girl
Lars & the Real Girl

 

Thomas Guttadauro's Top Movies of 2007

Best Not to Make it to a U.S. Screen
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

Best (Tie)
Once
In the Shadow of the Moon

Best of the Rest
No Country for Old Men
Sunshine
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ratatouille
The Host
Linda Linda Linda
(making this list for the 3rd consecutive year)

The Rest of the Best
28 Weeks Later
Pan's Labyrinth
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Paprika
Time
Hot Fuzz

Award for bringing the greatest voice talent of all time back into the fold
Paprika

Best Movie No One Saw
The Golden Door

Biggest Disappointment - 3 way tie
The Simpsons Movie
Juno
The Golden Compass

Movie that should have made the big screen instead of The Simpsons Movie
Bender's Big Score

Please stop using celebrity voices in movies (or the Shut Up Sean Penn Award)
Persepolis

Honorable Mention for Kicking Ass
Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz

Best of the Fests
I'm a Cyborg but That's Okay
Super Theater Edition Keroro Gunso 2

Best Sig from a Movie
"It's like looking in a smelly mirror"

Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

OnceOnce


In the Shadow of the Moon

 

Bruce Kingsley's Top 10 Movies of 2007

Das Leben der Anderen
The Lives of Others

  1. The Lives of Others
  2. Away from Her
  3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  4. Lars & the Real Girl
  5. Protagonist
  6. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
  7. Charlie Wilson's War
  8. The Wayward Cloud
  9. The Case of the Grinning Cat
  10. Killer of Sheep

 

TC Kirkham's Top Movies of 2007 (alphabetical order)

Across the Universe
Air Guitar Nation
Beowulf
Black Irish
Fierce People
Hairspray
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Man in the Chair
Once
Ratatouille
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Wristcutters: A Love Story

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

 

Chris Kriofske's Top 10 Movies of 2007

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood

 

  1. There Will Be Blood
  2. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  3. Away from Her
  4. I'm Not There
  5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  6. Persepolis
  7. Day Night Day Night
  8. The Host
  9. No Country for Old Men
  10. Brand Upon the Brain

Honorable Mentions: Autism the Musical, Climates, The Golden Door, I Don't Want to Sleep Alone, In The Shadow of the Moon, Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, Linda Linda Linda, The Lives of Others, Red Road

Best Festival Films (w/out U.S. distribution): Audience of One, The Banishment, Monkey Warfare

Best Chlotrudis non-eligible: Ratatouille, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Superbad, Zodiac

 

Barbara Lonergan's Top 10 Movies of 2007

  1. There Will Be Blood
  2. No Country for Old Men
  3. Away from Her
  4. Juno
  5. After the Wedding
  6. Letters from Iwo Jima
  7. Plauges and Pleasures on the Salton Sea
  8. The Secret Life of Words
  9. Once
  10. Waitress

Juno
Juno

 

Hilary Nieukirk's Top Movies of 2007

No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men

The Best:
There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old Men
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Into the Wild
The Lives of Others
La Vie en Rose
Persepolis
Crazy Love
Juno
Hot Fuzz

The Worst:
Margot at the Wedding

 

Marilyn at the Movie's Top 10 Movies of 2007 (in no particular order)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
There Will Be Blood
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Letters From Iwo Jima
The Lives of Others
No Country for Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth
The Savages
Sicko
In the Valley of Elah

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

 

Toni Pennacchia's Top Movies of 2007

The Orphanage
The Orphanage

Top Narratives:
The Orphanage

Persepolis
Just Like a Son
At Night
Paprika

Man from Earth
The Lives of Others

Top Documentaries:
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
Border
War/Dance
Incest: A Family Tragedy
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